PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: TUE 6:30pm, THU 5:30pm, Sat 5:30pm
Changing Room is an installation and performance presented by Girls’ Club featuring dancer/choreographer Jenny Larsson in collaboration with visual artists Lucinda Linderman, Michelle Weinberg, and Natalie Zlamalova.
Inspired by the compulsive “impersonation” required in today’s selfie-obsessed environment, Changing Room addresses the pressures on women to attract and/or repel based on their appearance. The performance addresses the uninhibited, unregulated self vs. the promoted, branded public self.
Artworks/garments by the three visual artists will live in the booth on a rack, and Larsson will animate the clothing in the booth’s “closet” and beyond. Viewers will be able to observe her movement within the closet via a live feed from the closet’s security camera. When she emerges, she will move throughout the space of the Fair, dressing, and undressing in each of the looks created by the collaborating artists. Performances will take place on the opening night and at two other times during the day over the course of the fair. Documentation in the form of polaroids and snapshots of Larsson’s performances will be posted to the booth’s walls and will accumulate during the Fair.
Lucinda Linderman will create a garment for Larsson out of reclaimed, post-consumer material that references ocean debris and other environmental issues. Natalie Zlamalova will create a twinkling, blinking garment that can be seen at night outdoors, addressing visibility/invisibility of the female presence. Michelle Weinberg will create a striptease collection based on disruptive pattern camouflage and body tattoo.